I have owned one of these Stokke Tripp Trapp highchairs for years and absolutely love it. They are well made, sturdy, and stylish but most of all they are a great product that grows with your kid. My daughter who is 6 years old continues to use it for eating and doing all sorts of activities at the table, and she doesn’t even think of going for a regular dining chair. The Stokke is much more comfortable and keeps her at just the right height for table activities.
The idea is that both the seat and foot planks adjust so that the chair can be made to fit all creatures big and small. The product guidelines say that the chair can be used from 2 years onward or as young as 6 months with the baby attachment. Even adults can sit in it, but I can’t see myself using it as a dining chair any time soon.
Stokke is headquartered in Norway, and the design for this chair has remained virtually the same for almost 40 years. The price is admittedly steep at $260, but out of all the investments I have made for my child, I think this one ranks up there as one of the best. Not only will the cost be spread out over many years, you can also avoid ruining your nice dining room chairs with food stains and other child-related damage.
The chair above is a new limited-edition purple. I have had both green and natural wood colored chairs, but I think this purple has a nice look to it. You can also choose from a variety of seat cushions, which will cost extra, but I’ve never used them. I don’t really they they are necessary and it is just one more thing to get dirty. If you go to the Stokke website, they have a nice ‘customize your Tripp Trapp’ page where you can check out all of the wood colors and cushion designs and see how they look together. It works pretty well.
There are many sellers of this popular chair on Amazon and most offer free shipping, but you may have to search around for the vendors that have the color you want. I only saw one seller with the purple chair.
If the price of the Stokke is out of your range, the Keekaroo highchair has a similar concept, is made in the USA, and will only cost around $140. It also gets very high ratings on Amazon. Regardless, both the Tripp Trapp and Keekaroo are stylish and will avoid those huge plastic eye sores that are so common these days.